“I have heard so much about Toniic” is a sentence our team members often hear when we introduce ourselves to various players in the impact investing ecosystem – investors, entrepreneurs, fund managers and more – and yet, people are often surprised when we describe the range of support and programming that we offer our members.
Toniic was founded with the mission to empower asset owners – High net wealth individuals, single family offices and foundations – in their respective impact investing journeys. With a community of now more than 500 investors in 25 countries, our programming is organized across four pillars: Community, Education, Impact Amplification and Investments.
All of our work is intended to support private investors to steward wealth and use influence to enable a thriving world. We provide members of the Toniic community with access to:
- Gatherings that create mutual connection and support between members
- Educational opportunities, working groups, and trust-based sharing environments for members to share best practices, ideas and investment opportunities
- Impact Investment opportunities for members to facilitate asset deployment
In this post, as well as with the launch of our “Why Toniic members invested” blog post series, we have decided to shine more light on the investments that Toniic members make through Toniic’s Investment programs.
Investments at Toniic
Toniic supports our investor network through access to impact investment opportunities across asset classes, geographies, and impact themes. Investment opportunities are highlighted through multiple investment programs, an impact investment platform, communication campaigns, and presentations at regular bi-monthly roundup webinars. Whenever possible, Toniic members collaborate on due diligence.
In the past two years, we’ve featured close to 100 impact funds and 60 direct deals in our programs, with a success rate over that period of 40% for impact funds and 22% for direct deals (success being defined as a fund or company that raised capital from one or more Toniic members).
In 2021, investments from Toniic members spanned across various impact themes such as Climate Impact, Regenerative Food and Agriculture, Gender and Racial Equality, Ocean and Water Conservation, Social Justice, Circular Economy and Environmental health, Small enterprise lending and Energy Efficiency.
In 2022, Toniic members continued to commit capital in various impact themes and geographies, although with more balance between investment funds and direct deals.
Here is what Toniic member Jeff Sobel said about Toniic and our investment programs:
“Toniic is a tremendous community for impact investors because it understands that impact on a global scale starts with individual innovators taking risks to change our world for the better. There are the innovators inside the company who are building the value proposition and how it gets executed. And there are the innovators outside the company who identify its value and put their capital behind making it a reality. We urgently need both, and we need platforms that connect us to learn and collaborate, so together we can accelerate the movement of capital into solutions worth supporting.”
Why Toniic members invested blog series
We’re excited to launch this blog series. Our intention is to not only share more publicly about the work that Toniic does in supporting private investors source and diligence impact investing opportunities, but more importantly, we want to tell more stories about the many impact funds and companies that we work with and how investors of the Toniic community are making an impact.
Our first blog post will be published next Monday (November 27th) and will focus on a company that secured funding from 7 Toniic members, some investing directly in the company, others investing via a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) led by a Toniic member.
We’ll then continue to periodically publish blog posts as investment funds and companies secure funding from Toniic members.
We hope you’ll enjoy the read!
Toniic is a global community of asset owners seeking deeper positive net impact across the spectrum of capital. Our members consist of around 500 high-net wealth individuals, family office, and foundation asset owners who are deepening their impact across the spectrum of capital and personal resources in more than 25 countries around the world .Click here to learn more about Toniic
contact Julien Gafarou, Director of Investment Research if you’d like to learn more about the Toniic membership or to share an investment opportunity.
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Launch of “Why Toniic members invested” Blog post series
Toniic was founded with the mission to empower private asset owners – High net wealth individuals, single family offices and foundations – in their respective impact investing journeys. With a community of now more than 500 investors in 25 countries, our programming is organized across four pillars: Community, Education, Impact Amplification and Investments.
We are launching our “Why Toniic members invested” blog post series to share more publicly about the investments that Toniic members make through Toniic’s Investment programs.
In this post, we are providing an overview about the series, as well as a brief recap of Toniic’s Investment programs over the past two years. We’ve featured close to 100 impact funds and 60 direct deals in our programs, with a success rate of 40% for impact funds and 22% for direct deals over that period.